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In a time when our country feels so divided and many are feeling helpless, where do we turn to fight back and stand up for our rights? Lip gloss. Beautiful Rights lip products are the newest and most stylish way to stand up for gender justice. The beauty brand donates 20% of all sales—not profits—to your choice of women’s rights organizations. Just a few names on their roster are Planned Parenthood, MomsRising, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Just about everything that Beautiful Rights does...
Milo Yiannopoulos may be banned but he cannot be contained. The 33-year-old, gay, alt-right editor provocateur of Breitbart, who was banned from Twitter during the summer for online harassment of comedian Leslie Jones has recently received an alleged $250,000 advance to from Simon & Schuster to publish his free-hate-speech toting book, Dangerous. Bullying celebrities, though condemnable and petty, is one thing—I’m sure Leslie Jones can hold her own, and could quite possibly wrangle a far sweeter book deal from the company—but it’s another to publicly harass...
2016 was a trash fire of year for many, many reasons. But one 2016 trash fire you may not have thought much about is the quickly-shrinking landscape of women’s media. 2016 saw several much-loved women’s websites shut down: most recently XOJane, but also The Toast and AfterEllen, and with recent developments over at SpinMedia, the future of The Frisky isn’t looking too great either. Many other women’s sites have had huge layoffs or reduced their publishing schedule. The result is a media world where fewer women — and...
2016 supposedly saw the hope of the first female President of the United States. Feminists all across the world had hope in their eyes for a symbol of changing times and a new era for women within the political sphere. But the 1st of January marks the sunset of a queen that embodied such hope over 40 years before Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Born in the cold winter of 1924 in Brooklyn, New York to immigrant domestic and factory service workers from the Caribbean, Shirley Anita...
20th Century Women is refreshing, beautiful, and feminist. Director and writer Mike Mills takes us back to 1979 Santa Barbara: punk is on the rise and feminism is seeping into the mainstream. He brings to life his teenage self in this semi-autobiographical tale, yet focuses firmly on the narratives of three strong women close to him at the time. What makes this provocative film remarkable is that it doesn’t fall back on the usual cliché female roles—instead portraying lives closer to what women actually experience....